LIVE: Drum Boogie Festival @ Andy Lee Field, 9/12/15

September 22nd, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Cobu

Cobu

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

As always, the theme was percussion-based music of all manners, rhythms and cultures at the biennial Drum Boogie Festival in Woodstock’s Andy Lee Field. Presented by the Woodstock Chimes Fund, this free family festival featured performers such as:

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A percussion orchestra and dance company…
The Great American Fife and Drum Band
A gamelan orchestra with dancers…
Tabla drumming by Aanadhha
The solo vibraphone of Joe Locke
An all female Taiko drum-and-tap dance performance by Cobu
A trio featuring Grammy Award-winning drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Matt Garrison and kora-playing griot Foday Musa Susa
The Caribbean steel drum band NYU Steel
Western and Southern African-based sounds of Mandara with Valerie Dee Naranjo
The reggae of the Big Takeover

The music continued on the two stages despite a heavy downpour that occurred during the middle of the festival, thanks to the careful planning of having both stages covered, as well as tents for both the performers and the audience.

GO HERE to see more of Rudy Lu’s photographs of the festival…

Joe Locke

Joe Locke

Jack DeJohnette

Jack DeJohnette

Matt Garrison

Matt Garrison

Foday Musa Susa

Foday Musa Susa

Gamelan Giri Mekar All-Stars

Gamelan Giri Mekar All-Stars

Gamelan Giri Mekar All-Stars

Gamelan Giri Mekar All-Stars

Cobu

Cobu

A Balinese Dancer

A Balinese Dancer

Asanadha with Dibyarka Chatterje

Asanadha with Dibyarka Chatterjee

The Great American Fife and Drum Band

The Great American Fife and Drum Band

The Skidmore College Balinese Dance Troupe

The Skidmore College Balinese Dance Troupe